How To Remove A Pet Stain From Your Carpet After An Accident

Posted on: 7 January 2020

Until your dog is housebroken, one of the challenges you might face is your dog deciding to go number two on your beautiful carpet. In some cases, you'll be able to clean up a dry piece of fecal matter that doesn't stain the carpet. You'll still want to disinfect the area where the fecal matter touched, but otherwise, you'll be good to go. But in other cases, you'll need a more thorough cleaning, especially if your dog has diarrhea. 

Carefully Remove Dry Pieces of Fecal Matter

Remove any pieces that you can from the carpet using a paper towel or piece of toilet paper. Make sure that the toilet paper is not wet before you use it to pick up the fecal matter. There may be some fecal matter that is still clinging to the carpet fibers. You'll want to moisten a paper towel and make pinching motions to try to remove the fecal matter. At this stage, you might find it impossible to avoid smearing the carpet.

Use the Right Cleaning Product

Use a cleaning product that uses enzymes that are meant to kill bacteria found in fecal matter. Follow the manufacturer's instructions when using the cleaning product. The sooner that you clean the area, the less likely it is that there will be a stain on the carpet. 

Blot the Stain with Warm Water

If there is a stain left behind, use a wet towel to blot out the stain. Do not scrub the stain because you'll cause the stain to become worse. Instead, your goal is to blot the carpet to try to soak up the stain into the towel. 

Scrub the Area with Detergent

After the stain has been removed, you'll want to use warm water and detergent to scrub the area. Then, you'll want to section off the area so that none of your pets investigate the area while the area is drying.

Hire a Carpet Cleaning Service

Using these methods early on can reduce the risk that your carpet will stain, but it could still stain. If you are struggling to remove the stain from your carpet, you should consider hiring residential carpet cleaning services. Not only will they be able to remove the stain, but they can also give your entire carpet a thorough cleaning so that it will look great afterwards. By having your carpet cleaned thoroughly, it will be less dirty and your carpet will last much longer.